ERP applications vendor SAP AG on Tuesday endorsed the Java programming language in a big way, making it an equal partner with the company's legacy ABAP programming language in the mySAP.com application architecture.
Siebel Systems and Palm on Wednesday reaffirmed plans to jointly market, sell, and ensure smooth implementation of Siebel handheld applications on the Palm platform, under an arrangement that also will see Siebel employees utilizing Palm devices.
U.S. holiday sales will reach approximately US$11.9 billion, an 11 percent increase over last year, and there will be more buyers. But a tight economy will have buyers spending less money individually, according to a study detailed Wednesday by Jupiter Media Metrix Inc.
Visa International is upgrading its electronic payment systems to enable what the company is calling "universal commerce," in which borders, currencies, and security concerns will not impede worldwide transactions, a company official said here Monday.
E-commerce Web sites could see a traffic boost this holiday season as shoppers browse online rather than at the malls given the reluctance to travel and personally deliver gifts following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, some observers said.
Amdocs Ltd.'s acquisition of Nortel Networks Corp.'s Clarify Corp. division for approximately US$200 million positions it to compete with Siebel Systems Inc. for CRM (customer relationship management) accounts at large telecommunications vendors, one analyst claims.
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